The Madness

As a former sportswriter – I got my start in the newspaper business by taking call-ins from high school games while in high school, then later became a full-time reporter – I still occasionally get the itch to bang out a good tale of athletic exploits. That’s particularly in true in March, when high school…
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Dundee Connection, Part II

I received the following correspondence from Sandy Forbes of Dundee, Scotland, on Monday. As I wrote on an earlier blog post, Mr. Forbes is planning a visit to Dundee, Minnesota, to establish a connection of sorts between communities. "Thanks for including me on your blog! Fame at last. Interestingly, there is a Kinbrae house right…
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Wrestlemania

It happened roughly 30 years ago now, but its memory has haunted me ever since. Not every day, of course – but still, it’s hard to get the recollection of getting pinned in front a throng of my peers out of my mind. It was seventh grade, after all, and seventh-grade boys aren’t supposed to be big-time wimps.…
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A New Look?

My 4-year-old daughter, Grace, wants to see a couple of key changes in the Globe. On Wednesday, my daughter was delighted at the front-page photo of four geese crossing the street near Sailboard Beach. As a huge fan of the Robert McCloskey children’s book "Make Way for Ducklings" – she asks to read it practically…
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Dundee Connection

Last week, I got an early morning call from far, far away – Scotland, specifically – and after a roughly 20-minute conversation am looking forward to publishing what should be an intriguing story. The caller, who identified himself as Sandy Forbes, said he lived in the Scottish city of Dundee. He told me he had…
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